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Amigurumi fruits and veggies play set

Those of you who follow the blog may have noticed that I’ve been posting some crochet fruits and veggies lately. Well, it all makes sense now that I can show you they are part of a playing set I made for my little cousins so they can pretend they go to the market, or to the garden, or whatever! 🙂

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Here the fruits:

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And here the veggies (although technically the tomato and the lemon are fruits too, and the mushrooms are fungi…):

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Jumping Clay: a review

I learned about the existence of this modelling clay a pair of weeks ago when a friend from work told me about it and I couldn’t believe I hadn’t heard about it before! I’ve tried polymer clays like Fimo and Sculpey and I hate the baking part. I get anxious when it’s in the oven, and I always have this irrational fear that it’s all going to be burned or damaged, or that the oven is going to explode…. A non-toxic, eco-friendly, easy mixing, inexpensive, air draying clay? It almost seemed too good to be true. So I had to try it… and this is my review.

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Portable artist station

I tend to see the artistic potential in the things other people discard: a piece of cardboard, a button, a sheet of foam… I think twice before throwing away anything that comes to my hands, because I never know when I am going to need it. This habit results in serious storage problems in my house but it also makes possible to improvise some crafts when the inspiration calls. So, when one day I found myself with some felt pens, a box of colour pencils and scraps of fabric, I knew I had a nice opportunity to create something.

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